Grant Us Another Term {#FTSF}

Slogan provided by Ulysses S. Grant (1872)

Let’s get to the nitty-gritty… being President sucks.

Let’s face it… no matter which party you’re in (because we’ve pretty much decided that there are only two parties) half the country will hate you. Then the rest of the country will determine whether you have taken too much vacation time, whether you are spending the enough time “working” or whether your daughters’ clothing is a little too short. Never mind, a good portion of the country spends half of their work day not working, if they have access to doing so.

I’ve actually given a lot of thought to this question… not for the purpose of Finish the Sentence Friday, but personally. Not to say that I’d ever run for President, but in my personal life, I have considered running for local office.

As much as I have considered it, the idea is overwhelming. Most people won’t touch political issues in public venues, whether it be Facebook, at work or a party. I LOVE talking politics (even though I’ve been out of the loop since Bee was born).  Yet, finding the right people to discuss politics is the problem.

It seems (at least those who like to voice their opinions) have made up their mind before anyone can get a word in edgewise. Whether it be one of the few always controversial topics like abortion, pot legalization, or immigration or even the non-controversial ones like your party affiliation, people can’t seem to have a level headed conversation about what’s good for the country.


I’m independent. I find both parties just as wasteful… just the Republicans like to give money to corporations and Democrats like to give money to social groups. Overall, I think both parties are doing what they think is best for the country AND have certain groups that they have to appease to get reelected. Unfortunately, this is the society we’ve crafted. The problems, that I see, are:

People with little money don’t get television time. 

Name recognition goes a long way.

People who don’t want to be beholden to groups don’t get elected.

People who have different ideas aren’t even considered part of the discussion. 

All of that said… you should vote for me because…

I’ll listen.

I care about the world my extended family has to live in.

I want things to be better.

I want the poor to learn what the rich learn, not just about schools, but about money and life.

I’ll audit the government.

Will I ever get elected?

Probably nothing on a larger scale. I would love to make changes in my community.

For now, I’ll just keep working with my non-profit organizations, churches and any other organizational to which I want to donate.

What about you? Do you want to run for President? If so, why should people vote for you?



This has been another edition of Finish the Sentence Friday: You should vote for me for President because…  


Coming Up:

Jan 15/16: When the kids go to bed I….
Jan 22/23: Whenever I hear the term “Epic Fail,” I think of the time…
Jan 29/30: The first thing you must do to take over the world is…
Feb. 5/6: The memory that haunts me is…
Feb. 12/13: This one time…



15 comments on “Grant Us Another Term {#FTSF}”

  1. Aww, absolutely loving your new site and thank you for letting me know that you moved here. By the way, I so have no desire to be president and couldn’t agree more that either way someone truly is going to dislike you or see you negatively. Not worth all the added stress in my opinion.

    1. April Noelle says:

      Nope, not at all! It’s not worth what you have to give up. A lot of criticism and you aren’t recognized for your contributions until you are out of office. I’ve watched the way Bush and Obama have aged in office. Bush looks so much better now that he’s not in office anymore! LOL!

  2. April, I’d encourage you to consider running for local office. In many communities, party affiliation is less important than it is at a state or national level. Being a member of a school board, or a local planning commission is a way to help build your community and your neighborhoods. Plus, with your volunteer work you’ve already been practicing for when you engage in a little bit of politics.

    I think that you would do a great job if elected!

    1. April Noelle says:

      Ah, thanks! I am considering it on a local level. But my passion is our education and from what I’m told, I need to be at state or national level to really make a difference. As soon as the girls are a little older, I’ll think more seriously about it! 🙂

  3. You got a new site!!! When it comes to politics, I totally agree with you. I can’t stand the way things are and yet I don’t really do much about it. I thought briefly too about running for office but couldn’t bring myself to what it takes. Great great way to finish the sentence, April and again love the new site!

    1. April Noelle says:

      It’s hard to do something about it because there are SO many people in it for the wrong reasons, who may have started out for the right reasons. You have to learn how to keep yourself, which I’m not entirely sure it’s possible.

      Yep! New site! I don’t talk about weight loss all that much, figured I should finally make that change!

  4. Auditing the government sounds like a wonderful idea.

    1. April Noelle says:

      Thanks. There’s so much waste because once a program is built, it never really goes away, even if no one really supports it or works for/with it.

  5. Allie says:

    LOVE the new look! I agree with you about the two party thing. And I hate that you have to check off everything in the box, if you vote one way. I’ve always thought there should be TWO presidents. One who handles social issues, and one who handles fiscal issues and National Defense.

    1. April Noelle says:

      Interesting. I had the thought of having the President be of one party and the Vice should be of a different party. That said, I love that idea since the two people are probably not the same people who have great ideas for both.

  6. I definitely would not want to be President. I hate politics and, like you said, no matter which “side” I chose, there would be plenty of people who hated me. No thanks!

    1. April Noelle says:

      It’s a ard and thankless job… sadly.

  7. Politics is and will be a dirty job sad but true fact cause it cannot function without dirt.

    I had a similar mindset of helping people and volunteer my time instead of planning to sit in a government office.

    goodluck on your ventures!

    1. April Noelle says:

      Yes, I hope to work on a larger level, but not until I don’t have to focus on my family. I’m not sure that I can do both.

  8. Gingi says:

    Great post! And I pretty much agree with you.. I don’t think I would ever willingly run for a public office.. too much drama, too much stress, too much compromise entailed to “play the system”.. politics pretty much suck. LOL. Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts! <3 –

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